Joe Joyce has backed Daniel Dubois to ‘come once more’ after he beat his British rival with a convincing victory on Saturday evening.
‘The Juggernaut’ moved to 12-Zero and clinched the British, European and Commonwealth heavyweight titles with a tenth spherical stoppage on the Church Home in Westminster.
Though the likes of Carl Frampton, David Haye and Dillian Whyte accused the 23-year-old of ‘quitting’ on Saturday evening, his eye started to swell extremely and he was taken to hospital.
Given Joyce has a wealth of novice expertise, together with an Olympic Silver medal, it’s unsurprising to see how he exerted himself within the ring.
His jab rammed repeatedly into the left eye of Dubois and commenced to shut ominously earlier than swelling utterly shut.
The choice to take a knee was actually met with derision from some quarters, however Joyce had nothing however type phrases for his fallen foe.
“Respect to Daniel Dubois,” he wrote. “He’ll come once more. “Tonight is my evening!”
Though it appears Dubois might want to rebuild his profession after such a debilitating defeat, the longer term appears to be like shiny for Joyce.
With former novice foe Oleksandr Usyk now additionally within the skilled heavyweight ranks, a WBO title shot may very well be on the horizon.
With Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury probably in line to struggle, the Ukrainian may drive his necessary standing and make AJ vacate the belt – leaving the trail clear for he and Joyce to renew rivalries.